Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2823
    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2823
    Length : 100ft
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    Number of Conductors : 2
    2 4
    Gauge : 16AWG
    12AWG 14AWG 16AWG 18AWG
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    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft

    Get the most out of your home audio system with high quality, oxygen-free, pure bare copper speaker wire from Monoprice!

    This speaker wire features two conductors made of high purity (greater than 99.95% pure), oxygen-free bare copper. Pure Bare Copper is a superior conductor to the copper clad aluminum (CCA) conductors used in most other inexpensive speaker wire. CCA is only about 68% as conductive as pure bare copper. This additional resistance is added to the impedance of your speakers and can negatively effect the sound.

    For the wire to have no audible effect, the total wire resistance should be no more than 5% of the lowest impedance of your speakers. Even speakers rated for a nominal 8-ohms, may dip to as low as 4-ohms at some frequencies, which further reduces the total cable resistance allowed in the wire. Using Pure Bare Copper speaker wire ensures that the total load put on the amplifier remains as close as possible to the impedance curve of your speakers.

    For example, a 16AWG 2-conductor Pure Bare Copper speaker wire has a total resistance of 0.803 ohms per 100 feet (both directions must be considered). By comparison, a 16AWG 2-conductor CCA speaker wire has a total resistance of 1.181 ohms per 100 feet. Assuming 4 ohms is the lowest impedance of your speakers, a speaker wire run can be no more 0.2-ohms total. 20 feet of 16AWG Pure Bare Copper would be 0.1606 ohms, well under the 0.2-ohm limit. On the other hand, 20 feet of 16AWG CCA would be 0.2362 ohms, well OVER the 0.2-ohm limit.

    Each conductor is jacketed with color-coded PVC for easy polarity identification. The entire cable assembly is jacketed in a white, CL2-rated PVC material. The CL2 rating indicates that the cable complies with fire safety and insurance requirements, making it safe for use inside the walls of residential class buildings.

    1380 Reviews

    97.31% of the reviewers recommend this product


    great for headphone ext in studio

    • Barry Galvin,
    •  Sparks, NV 
    • 8/23/2016 6:30:58 PM

    Pros: good quality

    Cons: none

    Most headphone ext cables are small diameter, shielded and flimsy.
    Using this cable to make solid long extensions.

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    Just needed a little more...

    • hotrodguy,
    •  Woodland hills, CA 
    • 8/23/2016 3:13:50 PM

    Pros: Flexible, easy to use

    Cons: None so far

    Used 500 ft. of the 4 conductor for a whole house audio job and needed a little more to finish up two outdoor speakers so I got this roll to match. It's just as good as the 4 conductor, recommended.

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    Great Value

    • Anonymous,
    •  Honolulu, HI 
    • 8/23/2016 1:37:43 PM

    Pros: Price. Quality.

    Cons: None

    Great buy! Good quality and price. Delivered ahead of schedule.

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    Easy to Work With

    • Roberto Tercero,
    •  Palmdale, CA 
    • 8/10/2016 10:10:02 PM

    Pros: Right size gauge for my project.

    Cons: none

    Since it's two wires encased with a plastic sheath, it is very easy to thread through the walls. Great value and I have plenty to spare.

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    Speaker Cable

    • Anonymous,
    • 8/10/2016 5:54:11 AM

    I have been using this cable for over four years every time I install a sound system.

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